4 The Daily Telegraph Friday 7 August 2020 *** Sport First Test For the next month, Palmer and Masood had around 10 sessions. Many of Palmer’s clients prefer two-hour sessions; Masood insisted on three-hour sessions, during which he faced in the region of 100 overs of deliveries each time. “There’s no half-measures with Masood – he doesn’t leave any stone unturned. He just wants to get better,” Palmer said. After their month together, Palmer has continued working with Masood whenever he has returned to England. Part of the brutality of Test cricket is how it demands that players return to where their limitations have previously been brutally exposed. And when Masood took guard at Emirates Old Trafford, he did so against a pace attack perhaps Patience is a virtue Batsman matures against pace Attacked Left Defended Note: Masood is a left-handed batsman
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